Society of Exploration Geophysicists

SEG Human Resources

Core Values

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The core values of an organization are those values we hold which form the foundation on which we perform work and conduct ourselves. These are not values that change from time to time, situation to situation, or person to person, but rather they are the underpinning of our company culture. We created these six core values to more clearly define the SEG organizational culture. They are reflected in everything we do and every interaction we have. Our core values are always the framework from which we make all of our decisions.

Integrity: Acts in ways that demonstrate personal integrity and serves as a positive example of why others should trust the motives of the organization. Views himself or herself as a reflection of the organization by following through on commitments and accepting ownership of any mistakes he or she might make. Leaves others with the clear impression that integrity is a core value at this organization.

Respect: Demonstrates a genuine interest in the thoughts, opinions, values and needs of co-workers and customers and views differences in these areas as both inevitable and acceptable. Avoids speaking, writing or doing other things that could be seen as disrespectful of people in their absence (or "behind their backs"). Recognizes and shows respect for the strengths and contributions of others.

Service: Personally demonstrates that external (or internal) customers are a high priority. Identifies customer needs and expectations and responds to them in a timely and effective manner. Anticipates and prevents delays or other things that can adversely affect the customer. Keeps customers informed about the status of pending actions and inquires about customer satisfaction with products or services.

Teamwork: Is an effective team player who adds complementary skills and contributes valuable ideas, opinions and feedback. Communicates in an open and candid manner and can be counted upon to fulfill any commitments made to others on the team.

Communication: Communicates effectively and appropriately. Uses good judgment as to what to communicate to whom as well as the best way to get that accomplished. Speaks in a clear and credible manner, selecting the right tone for the situation and audience. Listens to others and allows them to make their point.